Designed in 1958, this Copper version is the newest addition to the PH 5 family as the lighting design icon turns 60. Unique yet pure in character, the pendant emits light both downwards and sideways, illuminating not only the surrounding area but also itself. The copper and aluminium shades are hand-spun by Louis Poulsen's skilled craftsmen at their factory in Vejen, Denmark. Importantly for this new addition to the PH 5 family, the polished shades are raw and untreated, meaning they are not lacquered and sealed, which will create a patina over time, resulting in a strikingly beautiful vintage look. Create a stunning focal point with this Danish design classic.
Poul Henningsen is an integral figure in lighting design and architecture, whose revolutionary views on the utilisation of light in the home led to a number of ground-breaking designs.
Collaborating with Louis Poulsen in 1924/25, Henningsen produced the first version of the seminal PH multi-shade lamp, a classic piece of modern lighting design, featuring separate elements which are shaped and assembled in such a way that the bulb is covered and light is directed downward, creating a soft, diffused effect.
Henningsen was aware of the importance of light in urban life, but sought a way to subdue the harshness of electric light while harnessing its mood-altering properties, believing that the aesthetic of an interior is highly dependent on how light is used.